Bright Clothes to add some colour

Feel-good, mood-enhancing style is where it’s at. Go big or go home, we’re talking high energy brights and bold colour-blocking. Say hi to Barbie pink, neon yellow and powerful purple. These shades aren’t for wallflowers, so take your style cues from the most vibrant and brave. Are you ready to wear the rainbow?

There is a lot to suggest that wearing bright colours will boost your confidence and your mood, hence the term ‘dopamine dressing’. Psychologist, author of The Psychology of Fashion (not to mention, my own former lecturer), Prof Carolyn Mair PhD, says, “What we wear is how we show ourselves to those we interact with. If we are well received, it boosts our confidence and can ultimately affect our wellbeing.” Basically, if a beige trench coat gives you this positive reaction, you’re still going to get that happiness hit, however, if you know that colour makes you smile, step out in lime green, strut out in pillar box red. If there’s ever a time for a little lift, now is it, so we are jumping on that multi-coloured bandwagon.

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The colour rebellion was evident across all the AW22 catwalks from fuchsia pink at Valentino, Prada and Versace to purple, pink and green at Marc Jacobs. #DopamineDressing has millions of views on Tik Tok and jewel-like street stylers are catching every paparazzi lens at fashion weeks across the globe. The colourful proof is hard to hide. Yes, there are also blacks, greys and browns to wear, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if diving into your wardrobe was like opening a bag of Skittles? After seasons of baggy tracksuits, aren’t we ready for fun, exaggerated fashion statements and frivolity? Go on… go bold and brave those brights. 

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Brave clashing colours or balance out brights with calming neutrals.

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